By Kate Obodo
The Oyo State League of Veteran Journalists haveÂ thrown their weight behind the bid of former NFA board member Elder Bode Oyewale as theÂ representative of the South West on the board of the Nigeria Premier League.
Chairman of the body, Dejo Olatoya and secretary Iyiola Lawal were in a press statement oozing with confidence that Elder Oyewole, a former Chairman of 3SC who has a broad knowledge of sportsÂ will do the zone proud.
â€œWe are supremely confident that he (Elder Oyewole)Â will be a worthy representative and source of pride to the South West geo political zone in the NPL,â€ the statement read, adding that he hasÂ credentials in football administration and development in Nigeria thatÂ are highly impressive.
The Veteran Journalists body disclosed that their vice chairman has served â€œas the chairman of Oyo FA for three years and was a two-time chairman of 3C. It wasÂ under his watch as chairman of 3SC that the team won the league in 1966.â€Elder Oyewole, according to them, â€œequally, distinguished himself as a journalist and union leader.
He served in highly respectable position at the FRCN and as the chairman of Oyo state chapter of the NUJ between 1978 and 1980. He is currently the vice chairman of the Oyo state League of Veteran Journalists inÂ which his contribution has been invaluable.â€